Miss Gordon Of Fochabers strathspey

Also known as Angus Allen And Dan J’s, Angus Allen And Dan J’s, Miss Gordon, Miss Gordon Fochaber, Miss Gordon’s, Miss Gordon’s - Fochabers, Miss Gordon’s Of Fochabar, Miss Gordon’s Strathspey Of Fochabers, Miss Gordon’s Strathspey- Fochabers.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Athol Brose (a few times), General Stewart (a few times), The Fir Tree (a few times), The Lasses Of Stewarton (a few times) and Over The Moor, Among The Heather (a few times).

Miss Gordon Of Fochabers has been added to 1 tune set.

Miss Gordon Of Fochabers has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Miss Gordon Of Fochabers
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B | F<AA>B A>F A<d |F<AA>g {g}f2 df| g>ef>d e>d B<e|{c}d>B A<F B2 E:|
g | fd fg/a/ f>d d<g |fdAF {F}d2 Ag| fd fg/a/ b/a/g/f/ g/f/e/d/|B<e e>f g2 ef/g/|
afge fdec|dA d/c/B/A/ F2 DF|GBGE FAFD |B,<E E>F {F}G2 G|]

Two comments

Miss Gordon’s Strathspey- Fochabers

A strathspey by William Marshall, from "William Marshall’s Scottish Airs, Melodies, Strathspeys, Reels etc" (1822).
The ABC is adapted from Richard Robinson’s transcription.

Marshall worked for Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon, who was responsible for the creation of the village of Fochabers (now like a small toon). It is likely one of his daughters that the tune was dedicated to.
Which one, I’m not sure. Of his legitimate offspring, there is a choice of five: Charlotte, Madelaine, Susan, Louisa or Georgiana.

I must point out that the original published title of this tune is "Miss Gordon’s Strathspey- Fochabers".
It doesn’t seem to meet with much favour here.